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2017 BMWC Winter Newsletter

For a downloadable version of our newsletter, click the link! 2017 Winter Newsletter In this newsletter: BMWC Ła Deilyá Celebration, pg 1 NGS Closure Announcement & Response, pg 2 Launching the Just Transition Campaign, pg 2-3 Summer 2017 BMWC Organizing Fellows, pg...
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BMWC Ła Deilyá Celebration!

On Saturday, December 9th 2017, Black Mesa Water Coalition hosted its very own “Ła Deilyá Celebration” at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino near Flagstaff, Arizona. Partner organizations, solidarity warriors, close friends, relatives from around the nation and beyond, were invited to the...
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2017 Summer Newsletter

2017SummerNewsletter Click on the above downloadable link to read the BMWC Summer Newsletter! In this newsletter: Hoghan Construction at the base of Sisnaajini, pg 1 Wool and Mohair Buy, pg 2 Just Transition and the Restorative Economy Program, pg 3 Introducing the...
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Listen to Our KTNN Radio Forum on Just Transition!

Featured photo, from left: Kimberly Howe (Dooda Fracking), Colleen Cooley (BMWC), Janene Yazzie (LCRWCA), Sarana Riggs (Save the Confluence), and Jihan Gearon (BMWC). Link to forum: https://soundcloud.com/user-808552591/ktnn-radio-forum-022817 What does a healthy, sustainable economy look like in Dinétah? On February 28th, 2017, local organizers...
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(September 23, 2014) Flood Wall Street: 100 Arrested at Sit-In Targeting Financial Giants’ Role in Global Warming (BMWC delegates at min 31:23). Democracy Now! Retrieved October 1, 2014 from.

One day after the largest climate march in history in New York City, protesters rallied near Wall Street on Monday to highlight the financial industry’s role in fueling industries responsible for the air pollution that is causing global warming and climate change....
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(September 24, 2014) People’s Climate Justice Summit: People’s Tribunal – The People Face the Tribunal/Judges’ Responses. Climate Action Week: People’s Climate Justice Summit. Retrieved October 1, 2014 from.

The Climate Justice Alliance, including the Indigenous Environmental Network and other allies, are planning a two-day People’s Climate Justice Summit concurrent to the Climate Leaders Assembly convened by the UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon in New York City this September. The...
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(September 24, 2014) Video: $50 Billion Pledged for Fossil Fuel Divestment as Rockefeller Heirs Join Growing Movement (BMWC at min 57:24). Democracy Now! Retreived March 13, 2015 from

The heirs of Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller have announced they are joining the growing movement to divest from fossil fuels. At a news conference Monday, Stephen Heintz, president of the $860 million Rockefeller Brothers Fund, called divestment a “moral imperative,”...
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Feinstein, Matt (September 23, 2014) While UN Climate Summit Makes False Promises, Peoples Climate Justice Summit Brings Community-Led Solutions. Grassroots Global Justice Alliance. Retrieved October 1, 2014 from

It takes roots to weather the storm, and these roots stretched across most of Manhattan on Sunday for the People’s Climate March (#PeoplesClimate). They then filled Wall Street with creative action and connected globally though discussions in auditoriums on Monday with the...
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Stephenson, Wen (September 24, 2014) These Front-Line Communities Know What Climate Justice Would Mean – and They’re Not Seeing It at the UN (photos of BMWC delegates). The Nation. Retrieved October 1, 2014 from .

On Tuesday, two days after some 400,000 of us took to the streets of midtown Manhattan, calling on world leaders for serious and urgent climate action, I found myself sitting in a conference room at the UN Church Center on First Avenue,...
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Worrall, Simon (November 28, 2014) Naomi Klein on How Canada’s First Nations Can Take on the Oil Industry and Win; Indigenous peoples may be key to combating climate change, author says. National Geographic. Retrieved June 23, 2015 from

She’s glamorous and brilliant, a mother and a social critic. She has appeared in Vogue and marched with Occupy Wall Street protesters. Her books have been international best sellers—and channeled the zeitgeist, illuminating issues we thought we knew about but didn’t. RELATED...
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ICTMN Staff (June 29, 2015) Wool Power! Navajo Sheepherding Shines at ‘Sheep is Life” [20 Photos]. Indian Country Today Media Network. Retrieved July 6, 2015 from.

On June 19 and 20, Diné College in Tsaili, Arizona, hosted the Sheep Is Life Celebration. A tribute to Navajo sheepherding and weaving culture, Sheep is Life included demonstrations and workshops  on traditional shearing, skirting, washing, carding, dying, spinning, weaving, felting and other...
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Honoring Our Women, Honoring Mother Earth

Panelists will share their experience and discuss the many links between violence against mother earth and violence against Indigenous women. Kandi Mossett is Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara from Fort Berthold, North Dakota. She is currently the Native Energy & Climate Campaign Organizer with the Indigenous...
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